The Philippines has so much to offer, from diving spots to jungles and caves to sun and sand and unique cuisine. And with a sunny climate, breathtaking backdrops, and thousands of activities to choose from, travelers in and around the country’s more than 7,100 islands will not be disappointed.
One of the Philippines’ biggest draws is its wide array of adventures for thrill-seeking travelers. Millions of visitors fly to the archipelago for the white-sand beaches, turquoise waters, and blue skies. However, they come back looking for an adrenaline rush. After all, it’s more in the Philippines, as the tourism slogan goes.
Whether you’ve been around or are exploring the Philippines for the very first time, seek out these thrills from across the country for an adventure of a lifetime.
Don’t miss the Underground River in Puerto Princesa, Palawan
First on our list is the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, a famed UNESCO World Heritage Site and also known as the Underground River among locals. Explore the majestic river filled with karst rock formations as you drift down the world’s longest and navigable underground river and witness its magical beauty. With the help of a local guide, learn all about the river as you admire the rock formations and rich biodiversity within.
Ride an ATV at the base of Mayon Volcano in Albay
Dubbed as the “world’s most perfect volcano,” the best way to experience Mayon in Albay is to get up close. For tourists, an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) drive around the Mayon Volcano’s base provides a more personal way of appreciating this beautiful volcano. Experience a Mayon Skydrive ATV adventure and explore nature at its finest as you go through forests, rivers, rice fields, and volcanic rocks along exciting trails.
Go river rafting in Boracay, Aklan
The island resort of Boracay is not just for relaxation and water sports. Did you know that you can go river rafting? Reward yourself with a trek to Rainforest Falls and a hot kawa bath. Take a trip to a magnificent rainforest in nearby Antique and experience the thrill of river rafting, hiking in the rainforest, and soothing yourself in a hot bath. Embark on your own adventure and immerse yourself in the bounty of nature.
Take a zipline in Cebu
Ziplining is a popular thrill-seeking experience in the Philippines, with adventure parks and zipline rides scattered across the country. However, there’s one adventure park in Balamban in central Cebu that stands out from all the others. 34 km away from downtown Cebu City is Adventure Café, where you can satisfy your adrenaline and food cravings. Where else can you zipline through mountains and enjoy a hearty lunch in the same place?
Try canyoneering in southern Cebu
Have you tried canyoneering? Now is your chance to jump into this memorable adventure and release your inner adrenaline junkie. Take a leap from small waterfalls, navigate river rapids, and free float through river canyons. Canyoneering—or taking a scenic trek through lush jungle valleys up the Badian River—to the three-layered Kawasan Falls in southern Cebu beckons the adventurer at heart. The thrilling leaps from rocky cliffs into crystal blue pools both excite and intimidate you.
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